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On the 3rd day of giving, support our military

December 15, 2012

As Arizona State University gears up to win the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, Dec. 29, in San Francisco, the university is taking the opportunity to offer suggestions for 12 Days of Giving in order to make a big difference this season and celebrate the university’s outreach role in the community.

Day 3
Help our armed forces spend the holiday with their families.

ASU startup AlphaStripe, the social media platform for military members, veterans and civilian supporters to connect and document their experiences, has launched its "Home for the Holidays" initiative which will award up to four military members a roundtrip airline ticket to go home for the holidays.

Service men and women, along with their loved ones, are encouraged to visit and share their best military related stories, along with photos and videos, to have a chance to win one of four roundtrip tickets home to reunite with their loved ones for the holidays.

AlphaStripe site members will then be invited to share their story via their social networks and collect Salutes (likes). The four stories with the most Salutes will be selected as the winners of the AlphaStripe Home for the Holidays competition.

"We want AlphaStripe to be a place where people connect and share their military-related life experiences," said Jason Brown, AlphaStripe co-founder and chief veterans affair’s officer. Brown is a veteran with over eight years of dedicated service in the U.S. Army which included four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

"Regardless of rank or financial need, we think that every person who held up their right hand in protection of this country should have the opportunity to be rewarded by the very people they are protecting," Brown says. "As a veteran, I understand fully the sacrifice these military members and their families make. The AlphaStripe Home for the Holidays competition is our humble attempt to honor you and yours for your amazing service to our country."

Submissions began Dec. 1 and end Dec. 20. The winners will be announced Dec. 21. Anyone with a military story to share is encouraged and welcomed to submit their story. Parties interested in supporting Home for the Holidays with sponsorship dollars are welcome to contact Brown via the AlphaStripe website.

Media contact:
Meagan Garrett,
SkySong | Marketing and Communications